Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fruits & Flowers

This December was our fourth wedding anniversary. I know everyone says this, but I honestly can't believe it! Steven and I are often asked why we got married so young. Both of us always tell people that it is the best way to do it! I was 19 when we got married and he was just barely 20. We have grown up together and I think that we are so much closer because of it. And by the way.. December weddings are the BEST weddings! :) Although, I am bias. I can honestly say that aside from the day we had Weston, our wedding day was the best day of my life. I loved every part of it!

From previous anniversary posts, you know that Steven and I have a fun tradition with our anniversary. Because it's so close to Christmas, we don't want to do regular gifts. The rule is that it has to go along with "traditional" anniversary gifts and it has to be homemade to some extent. 

Year four gifts are supposed to be fruit/flowers or tools. This was a hard one for me! First of all, Steven doesn't like fruit and what would I do with flowers? And how in the world would I make a tool? Brain power was low this year so I took it to Facebook to get some ideas. My friends are much more creative than me and I used their ideas. One friend came up with the play on words, "fruit of your labors" so that is what I used. 

Steven had been saying that he wanted pictures at his desk of the baby and me but he couldn't decide what one. So I made him a collage of pictures and on the back wrote this note...

Here is the note that I made him. I stole the little poem from a popular children's book, but changed the word "baby" to "true love". 

When he got home from work we put all of our presents in one pile. I also got him Starbursts and Sparkling Cider because that is as close to eating fruits as this guy gets! 

As always, his gifts are much better than mine! He is so creative. He made me "tea party" shoes for the summer. How cute is that! He bought regular white flats and hot glued the pink flower onto them. He says that he knows how much I love having tea parties and he thought these would be perfect for the summer time. 

And I also have a weird obsession with colored pens (don't all crafters?). So he got floral tape and flowers and made the pens all fancy so I don't loose them. All his idea!! 

For our anniversary we went downtown to City Creek which is one of my very favorite places in the world. I wanted Weston to meet Santa! He was so cute in his elf outfit on Santa's lap! 

After City Creek, we came home and crashed. I can't think of a better way to spend our anniversary than with our little bug!